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Mojang announced that they've put Minecraft Classic up free, for everyone to play right in your browser.

They're doing this as Minecraft will turn 10 years old on May 17th and Minecraft Classic comes complete with "32 blocks to build with, all the original bugs, and an (inter)face only a mother could love". See their post here for the full info or head here to try it out right away.

Honestly, I'm not sure why anyone would actually willingly play this. Nostalgia can be a powerful thing, but it doesn't mean everything "Classic" is actually any good. If you want a free version of Minecraft, Minetest has come along nicely and Minecraft itself has a lot of fun new content now too.

A fun little gesture to celebrate 10 years though I suppose. Minecraft sure did suck away entire weeks of my time long ago, back when we ran our own server where I met many new faces in the early days of GamingOnLinux. It was one of the first game servers we ever tried to run and it was good fun to build with the community. Ah, the moments of panic when you've just built something incredible, only to hear the hissing sound of a creeper about to explode and destroy your hard work—good memories there.

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Scoopta 10 May, 2019
Classic used to be free but then got killed I'm kind of happy to see you back up, it's how I started with MC many years ago, I've played it in the client a few times for nostalgia after they removed it from the website, might try this for the nostalgia
Hori 10 May, 2019
Quoting: Larian
Quoting: HoriSorry but if it runs on Firefox and Chrome/Chromium then I'd say that it's your browser's fault. I literally never heard of a "Falkon" browser.

It's a new-ish KDE browser built on QT. The information is just a Google search away, actually.

https://www.falkon.org/
I did google it yesterday. Looks like a QT Chromium, which sounds quite nice for KDE users that don't want GTK traces on their system.
Nezchan 10 May, 2019
Quoting: Hori
Quoting: Larian
Quoting: HoriSorry but if it runs on Firefox and Chrome/Chromium then I'd say that it's your browser's fault. I literally never heard of a "Falkon" browser.

It's a new-ish KDE browser built on QT. The information is just a Google search away, actually.

https://www.falkon.org/
I did google it yesterday. Looks like a QT Chromium, which sounds quite nice for KDE users that don't want GTK traces on their system.

As far as I know it is not Chromium based. I started using it not because I didn't want GTK, but because I had an older system and I wanted a browser that wasn't as bloated as the Chrome/Vivaldi/Firefox browsers I had been using. Since then I've stuck with it because I just plain like it. It's the best I've tried of the more lightweight browsers (like Brave or even Links2 which is useful for some things), and this is one of the very few cases where it doesn't work just the same as the others.

I'll note that everything else works, it just doesn't capture the mouse.
Whitewolfe80 11 May, 2019
Wow i personally dont get why anyone would play minecraft full stop but nice for fans to be given the classic version for free assuming its feature complete and has no issues underlinux good stuff.
Scoopta 11 May, 2019
Quoting: Whitewolfe80Wow i personally dont get why anyone would play minecraft full stop but nice for fans to be given the classic version for free assuming its feature complete and has no issues underlinux good stuff.
The classic version was basically just creative with a handful of block types and no flight. It probably is feature complete but there's not much to do, it's just nostalgia. Also MC is a blast, have to play modded though. Vanilla used to be fun but I've owned the game for 7 years at this point and even with all the new stuff vanilla doesn't really do much for me anymore.
Hori 14 May, 2019
Quoting: Nezchan
Quoting: Hori
Quoting: Larian
Quoting: HoriSorry but if it runs on Firefox and Chrome/Chromium then I'd say that it's your browser's fault. I literally never heard of a "Falkon" browser.

It's a new-ish KDE browser built on QT. The information is just a Google search away, actually.

https://www.falkon.org/
I did google it yesterday. Looks like a QT Chromium, which sounds quite nice for KDE users that don't want GTK traces on their system.

As far as I know it is not Chromium based. I started using it not because I didn't want GTK, but because I had an older system and I wanted a browser that wasn't as bloated as the Chrome/Vivaldi/Firefox browsers I had been using. Since then I've stuck with it because I just plain like it. It's the best I've tried of the more lightweight browsers (like Brave or even Links2 which is useful for some things), and this is one of the very few cases where it doesn't work just the same as the others.

I'll note that everything else works, it just doesn't capture the mouse.
I'm gonna give it a try. Sounds good. In the past I tried Midori for a lightweight browser but I didn't like it. And plenty of stuff didn't work properly. I'm actually planning to put a PC in working order for my dad, so this right here is some good info that I can use.
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